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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Nesbø, Jo  
Harry Hole #10: Police
Oslo police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The police need Harry Hole, but with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry is not in a position to protect anyone . . . least of all himself.  
Novel, 562 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2014 - ISBN: 0307951162 / 9780307951168  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027508 $15.95
Nunn, Malla  
Emmanuel Cooper #4: Present Darkness
A respectable white couple has been left for dead in their Johannesburg home; when their teenage daughter identifies DC Shabalala's son as the attacker, the Detective Branch isn't interested in contradictory evidence. DS Cooper, DC Shabalala, and Dr. Zweigman uncover a violent world of gangs, thieves, and corrupt officials in their hunt for the truth.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for Australia's 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 337 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Atria Books - 2014 - ISBN: 1451616961 / 9781451616965  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021276 $16.00
O'Connell, Carol  
Mallory #11: It Happens in the Dark
First a woman is found dead in the front row at a play; then the playwright is found with his throat slashed. NYPD detective Kathy Mallory investigates, but no one seems to be giving her straight answers - and the killer is leaving her messages on the backstage blackboard.  
Novel, 463 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 0425270874 / 9780425270875  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027021 $9.99
Pattison, Eliot  
Duncan McCallum #3: Original Death
1760s Colonial America: Scottish exile Duncan McCallum and his companion Conawago reach a little settlement of Christian Indians and find its residents ritually murdered. Conawago perceives the deaths as a sign of a terrible crisis in the spiritworld which he must resolve. Trying to make sense of the murders, Duncan is accused of the crimes by the British army.  
Novel, 358 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Counterpoint - 2014 - ISBN: 1619023237 / 9781619023239  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027244 $15.95
Penny, Louise  
Armand Gamache #09: How the Light Gets In
When he receives word from Myrna Landers that her friend has failed to arrive for a Christmas visit, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache heads to Three Pines to investigate, and soon discovers that the missing woman was once one of the most famous people in the world, now unrecognized by virtually everyone. As the investigation draws him deeper into the world of Three Pines, he realizes he is also seeking a safe place for himself and his loyal colleagues.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
♦  Shortlisted for the 2014 UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (Best Novel)
 
Novel, 404 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2014 - ISBN: 1250047277 / 9781250047274  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027165 $15.99
Pike, Penny (aka Warner, Penny)  
Food Festival #1: Death of a Crabby Cook
Darcy is helping out on her Aunt Abby's food truck while developing a cookbook based on Bay Area food festival recipes. When a local chef - an outspoken food truck opponent - turns up dead, and her aunt is framed for the murder, can Darcy steer the investigation in the right direction, and put the brakes on the real killer? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 309 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451467817 / 9780451467812  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027037 $7.99
Preston, Douglas / Child, Lincoln  
Pendergast #03: The Cabinet of Curiosities
In an old tunnel under New York City, thirty-six bodies are discovered, mutilated and murdered over a century ago. As FBI agent Pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings terrorize the city. The nightmare has begun again.  
Novel, 662 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)  
Grand Central - 2014 - ISBN: 1455582891 / 9781455582891  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027626 $10.00
Preston, Douglas / Child, Lincoln  
Pendergast #13: White Fire
At an exclusive Colorado ski resort, Pendergast uncovers a connection between a group of long-dead miners and a long-lost Sherlock Holmes story - one that might just offer the key to stopping the attacks of an arsonist who is burning down local homes with the wealthy families locked inside.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 470 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Hachette Vision - 2014 - ISBN: 1455525847 / 9781455525843  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026925 $10.00
Quinn, Spencer (aka Abrahams, Peter)  
Chet & Bernie #6: The Sound and the Furry
Frenchie Boutet, an old criminal friend, turns to canine narrator Chet and his human PI Bernie Little for help. Frenchie's brother, a reclusive inventor, has gone missing, along with his houseboat. At first it appears another bayou family might be responsible, but Chet digs up a clue that points to Big Oil.  
Novel, 311 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Atria - 2014 - ISBN: 1476703248 / 9781476703244  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027344 $16.00
Rader-Day, Lori  
The Black Hour
For sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic, until a student she'd never met shot her, and himself. Now she's back on campus, still trying to find out why. Her new teaching assistant takes on the investigative legwork she can't do, hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. They stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack - and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award
♦  Winner of the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 328 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Seventh Street - 2014 - ISBN: 1616148853 / 9781616148850  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027507 $15.95
Rickman, Phil  
Merrily Watkins #12: The Magus of Hay
When a man's body is found below a waterfall near Hay-on-Wye, what DI Frannie Bliss finds in the dead man's home sends him to Merrily Watkins, the Diocese of Hereford's official advisor on the paranormal, for help.  
Novel, 465 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Corvus UK - 2014 - ISBN: 085789868X / 9780857898685  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027611 $13.95
Robb, J.D. (aka Roberts, Nora)  
Eve Dallas #38: Concealed in Death
When Roarke begins demolition on a long-empty building and finds skeletons in the wall, he turns to his wife, NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas. The homicides lead back to a makeshift shelter for troubled teens in the mid-2040s.  
Novel, 354 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley - 2014 - ISBN: 0515154148 / 9780515154146  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027019 $7.99
Robeson, Kenneth (Ernst, Paul)  
Avenger #12: The Wilder Curse / Midnight Murder
Plus 'To Kill a Dead Man', an Avenger story by Emile Tepperman.

The Wilder Curse: Justice, Inc., must unmask a serial killer before more innocent victims are destroyed.

Midnight Murder: A deadly plane crash sets Dick Benson on the trail of an incredible new invention.  
Omnibus, 112 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1942 / 1942)  
Sanctum Books - 2014 - ISBN: 1608771261 / 9781608771264  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026658 $14.95
Runcie, James  
Grantchester #3: Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil
Canon Sidney Chambers attempts to stop a serial killer with a grievance against the clergy, investigates the disappearance of a famous painting, uncovers the fact that a drowning on a film shoot may not have been accidental, and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital just before Christmas 1963.  
Collection, 287 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Bloomsbury - 2014 - ISBN: 1608199525 / 9781608199525  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027147 $17.00
Russell, Christine & Christopher  
Warrior Sheep #4: The Warrior Sheep Go Jurassic
Ages 7 and up. The Warrior Sheep know a dragon when they see one. Well, they don't. They've never seen one. But when they spot a poster of what they think is a dragon, they just know that they've been called upon to save the whole of Sheepdom once more, this time on the Isle of Wight.  
Novel, 215 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jelly Pie UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1405267186 / 9781405267182  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027603 $7.99
Ryan, Hank Phillippi  
Jane Ryland #2: The Wrong Girl
A tip from an woman searching for her birth mother and an empty cradle at a crime scene send reporter Jane Ryland and homicide detective Jake Brogan down a twisting trail that leads to the heart of a foster care system in crisis, and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 440 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Forge - 2014 - ISBN: 0765369141 / 9780765369147  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027065 $7.99
Shelton, Paige  
Country Cooking School #4: If Catfish Had Nine Lives
Betts and Gram are offering catfish-frying lessons at the cowboy poetry convention. But when a staged gunfight ends in real death and her brother Teddy becomes a prime suspect, it's up to Betts to clear her brother's name. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 0425269280 / 9780425269282  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027031 $7.99
Smith, Alexander McCall  
44 Scotland Street #08: Sunshine on Scotland Street
After Angus and Domenica depart on their honeymoon, Matthew is taken up by a Dane called Bo, Cyril eludes his dog-sitter and embarks on an odyssey, Bertie - set up by his mother for fresh embarrassment at school - yearns for freedom, and Big Lou goes viral.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Anchor - 2014 - ISBN: 0345804406 / 9780345804402  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027513 $15.00
Smith, Alexander McCall  
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #14: The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin, and turns to Mma Ramotswe for help. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? And Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby, but with Botswana on the crossroads between old ways and new, this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration.  
Novel, 242 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Anchor - 2014 - ISBN: 0307473007 / 9780307473004  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027499 $14.95
Smith, Karen Rose  
Caprice De Luca #2: Deadly Decor
When her sister Bella's old flame, a house painter who works for Caprice, turns up murdered, the police suspect Bella's husband. Can Caprice track down the real culprit? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 327 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2014 - ISBN: 0758284861 / 9780758284860  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026887 $7.99
Straley, John  
The Big Both Ways
1935: Ellie is an anarchist from the Seattle docks, who takes care of her young niece and dreams of flying planes. Right now she's got a busted nose, and a dead man in the trunk of her car. Accompanied by Slip, who stopped to help them get the car out of a ditch, Ellie and her niece wind up heading for Alaska, followed by union men out for revenge, and by a dogged Seattle police detective who is looking for a new life of his own.  
Novel, 329 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616953179 / 9781616953171  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026645 $14.95
Stratmann, Linda  
Frances Doughty #4: An Appetite for Murder
Victorian London: The sudden death of overweight Thomas Whibley sparks a furor among diet doctors, vegetarians, and the Pure Food Society. Frances Doughty is hired to find the author of anonymous libels. A former colleague of Whibley's, Hubert Sweetman, who spent years in prison for a crime he claims he did not commit, also wants her to trace his estranged family. Before she can start, the police arrest him for the murder of his wife. Is Sweetman innocent? Where are his missing children? And who wielded the poisoned pen?  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mystery Press UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0750954442 / 9780750954440  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027608 $14.95
Sundstøl, Vidar  
Minnesota #1: The Land of Dreams
US Forest Service officer Lance Hansen comes upon a Norwegian tourist murdered near a stone cross on the shore of Lake Superior. Another Norwegian man is in shock nearby, covered in blood and staring out across the lake. FBI agent Bob Lecuyer is assigned to the case, along with Norwegian detective Eirik Nyland. As the investigation progresses, Lance discovers that an Ojibwe man was murdered on the very same site more than one hundred years ago.  
Novel, 284 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
University of Minnesota - 2014 - ISBN: 0816689415 / 9780816689415  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027751 $15.95
Sweeney, Leann  
Cats in Trouble #6: The Cat, the Vagabond and the Victim
When Clyde the cat travels two hundred miles back home, only to find his former owner dead, the story makes national news. Jillian agrees to foster the loyal tabby. When she learns his owner was murdered, and Clyde is in danger of more than media overexposure, Jillian must help find the killer.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451415426 / 9780451415424  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027036 $7.99
Taylor, Patrick  
Davy MacCutcheon #1: Pray for Us Sinners
Belfast, 1973: A British Army bomb-disposal expert goes undercover in the Provisional IRA, tasked with identifying their bomb-maker. Meanwhile, bomb-maker Davy MacCutcheon, distressed that his bombs are being used against civilian targets, seeks to leave the IRA, but must complete one last mission to receive his discharge.  
Novel, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Forge - 2014 - ISBN: 0765335212 / 9780765335210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027145 $15.99


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